Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen - Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
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Reviews by Cozzatoad:
3.85/5 rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A- Almost black in colour with some inviting reddish hints if seen through light. One finger light brown head that leaves lots of lacing on the sides of the glass
S- Clean and clear, though not very strong, smoked aroma. Mainly just smoke, with a bit of a burnt wood character on the back. There is definitely some sweetness on the back of things which i can't put my fingers on, maybe a bit of caramel or oddly enough some faint chocolate notes
T- Pretty much what the smell suggested. Pure, clean smoked flavour. Not on the roasted side as you may expect, but instead very much delicate on the mouth. Much less bitter than you would expect as well, with that background underlying malt sweetness that could also be felt in the aroma. Surprisingly refreshing finish has a slight touch of hops to it, making you longing for another sip. Very nice, clean smoked flavour, though not very complex if compared to other rauchs from the same brewery (or even if compared to their Helles)
M- Super soft mouthfeel. Medium bodied with very low carbonation. Soft and smooth on the palate, silky and smooth on the tongue (where just the slightest bit of carbonation can be felt). Great
O- Clean and somehow simple beer despite it's peculiar character. Has more to it than the not so complex flavour suggests, in terms of balance, drinkability, pure smoked feel. Briefly: not super tasty, but definitely perfect
Serving type: bottle
05-01-2012 10:38:38 | More by Cozzatoad
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4.49/5 rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
500ml bottle poured into a lager glass.
A: Pours a dark chestnut color; much darker than I remember and much darker than your average marzen these days. Head retention is ungodly. A huge rocky beige head retains at a solid three fingers for as long as there is beer in the glass. Lacing sticks in stubborn clumps.
S: Campfire and jerky waft out of the glass. Hints of carob, chewy dark caramel, brown molasses, and brown bread. Very smoky.
T: Campfire, smoke, and jerky wrap around a core of nutty cocoa and carob. Burnt toast. Chewy brown caramel. Oily and herbal hop bitterness. Clean. Lingering campfire and woody smoke on the drying finish.
M: Medium-thick body. Weighty but very silky. It glides across the tongue. Moderately stiff carbonation. A very substantial and sustaining feel, as 'meal in a glass'.
O: Oh God, what an excellent beer. One of the more full and complex lagers out there. Glad to see that a few of the Bamberg breweries are still cranking out traditional smoked beers, and doing a world-class job of it. This is world-beating stuff. An absolute must-try for any serious beer aficionado.
Serving type: bottle
07-07-2014 00:15:14 | More by ryan1788a5
Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
90 out of 100 based on 1,637 ratings.